Beer Battered Flathead

Fried fish always tastes nicer. Fried fish can be done in different ways. This is one way of doing fish in a batter. When I was an an apprentice I got more than hundred pieces of fish to fry on Fridays. I loved to fry fish. Only thing I didn’t like was to stand near the fryer.

There are different types of fish that you can use for frying. Flathead is the best out of all. One thing is really easy to cook. The other is the flavour. Once fried its really nice and crunchy.

I am using 500 g Flathead for this recipe. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice on to the fish and mix well to season.

Add plain flour on to the fish and coat with flour. In a separate bowl Add 1 cup of flour and a bottle of beer . Mix the flour and beer well.

I always season the batter with a bit of stock powder.Then the batter tastes better. meanwhile mix the flour with the fish well.

Put a pot of oil on the stove. Put the fish in the batter. When you take it out make sure to drain excess batter out. Fry the fish in oil turning until golden brown .

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Serve hot with chips.

Vegetarian Nachos

This Recipe serves 4-6 people if you serve this as a main. As a side dish this can be served for 15 people. Its so simple and to easy make.  This can be  served as a side dish or even as a quick one pot meal. All you need to assemble several things together and bake few minutes

 

 

Here I used 1 can of kidney beans, chick peas, black eyed beans  with hot tomato salsa and a table spoon full taco seasoning.

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Cut several cloves of garlic with one large onion.

 

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Add some oil into a pan.

 

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When the oil is hot add the onions and garlic and stir fry until golden brown,

 

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Add some parsley or any other herb

 

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Stir fry well.

 

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Add all types of beans & stir fry very well.

 

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After add the Taco seasoning and some cumin powder. Cumin is optional.

 

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Stir fry well.

 

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I used 500g tortilla chips. lay them on a baking tray.

 

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Put the stir fryed beans on to the chips.

 

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Add the tomato salsa on top.

 

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Sprinkle some cheese on top.

 

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Bake 15-20 minutes on 200c preheated oven .

 

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Serve Hot,.

Oven Baked Spicy Potato Wedges

As I always all the meals should be very simple but tasty. You can serve this as a nice side dish or even part of a roast. All you want is some simple ingredients that you use in your day today life.

Make sure to preheat the oven to 200c – 250c to get best results.

Peel the potatoes and wash them well.

 

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Cut the potatoes into wedges. The more thin more easier to bake. (But do not make it very thin)

 

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The ingredients are , 1 cube vegetable stock cube, 1 table spoon garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika or chillie powder, 1 Tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp mixed spices.

 

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You will need a 1/4 cup (65ml) oil. (I used rice bran oil) and 1-2 cups of Panko crumbs.

 

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Add spices on to the potatoes

 

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Next add the oil

 

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Toss well until it coat all the spices.

 

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Finally add the bread crumbs.

 

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Toss well.

 

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Lay them on a baking tray. Bake on preheated oven 200-250c about 45minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Take them out. If you are doing a big batch make sure to take the crispier ones first. Enjoy!

Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies with Oats (Copycat Subway Cookies)

 

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Ingredients

  • 11/4 Cup Oats
  • 1 Cup plain Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 125g Buttre Softened
  • 1 Cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup to half a cup of sugar

Method

  1. Process the until it comes to a flour consistency.
  2. Whisk Add butter and sugar.
  3. Add the egg
  4. salt, vanilla, flour, baking soda and baking powder in to it and mix well.
  5. Later and the macadamia nuts and chocolate chips and mix throughly.
  6. Make balls or use a scoop to get it to the same size.
  7. No need to flatten. It will flatten when baking
  8. Bake on 180c about 15-20minutes.
  9. Cool on a wire rack before storing.

Chocolate Chip & Sunflower seed Cookies

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Chocolate Chip & Sunflower Seed Cookies

Ingredients

  • 140g Butter
  • 1 Tblsp vanilla
  • 100g Sunflower seeds
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Chocolate chips
  • 2g Baking soda
  • 75g Sugar
  • 230g Self raising Flower
Method
  1. Add sugar, Baking soda, and butter in to a mixing bowl and cream one min.
  2. Next add vanilla,Egg and flour And mix well.
  3. After add sunflower seed and chocolate chips and mix well.
  4. Make balls from the dough press them and bake on 180c about 20 min.
  5. Cool on a wire rack and store in an air tight container.

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are my daughters favourite. I make a big batch for her and leave in freezer to have when she wants. I pack individually i  snack bags for the kids to take. She makes beautiful brownies too.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYHQJU1-f7Q&w=560&h=315

Ingredients

  • 125g Butter
  • 185g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150g Milk Chocolate
  • 200g White baking chips
  • 130g Self raising flour
  • 100g Sugar

Method

  1. Add butter, and dark chocolate chips to melt in microwave or on the double broiler.
  2. Add the sugar, eggs, milk in to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Next add flour.
  4. After add the chocolate (Milk & White).
  5. Mix well and pour in to a prepared dish and bake on 180c about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Cut and store in an air tight container.
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